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Lin Yang

Lin Yang

Lin Yang is a seasoned cross-discipline, cross-culture entrepreneur, executive, former TV News Anchor. Her career spans across policy, business and media. Currently she is the Founder and President of Innovation Ideas Institute, an innovation themed think tank, and guest lectured at Harvard HTUP program. With her uniquely combined background in TV, VC and higher education, she created "The INNOVATORS", the 1st virtual & visual innovation eco-system for industry leaders, startup disruptors and venture capitalists, adding creativity into innovation. She has also served as a senior advisor for corporations on innovation and a partner for its venture capital investment. She has been a special contributor to major US and Chinese media outlets, and is regarded as a credible China subject matter person and the new generation shaping US-China relations in the international community.  Lin is elected as a "Young Global Leader" and a "New Champion" by the World Economic Forum.

Lin's professional footprint ranges from broadcasting at the world's largest TV studios to researching/lecturing at the finest universities to building entrepreneurial think tank and INNOVATORS platform; from researching with farmers in rural mountains to studying the smart manufacturing 4.0 factories; from fireside chats with multinational business leaders to interviews with the most cutting edge startup founders; from conversing with uber drivers in cities around the world to discussing with the brightest minds in US-China policy; 

In her recent career in US, she focuses on innovation and globalization. She fosters thought leadership on cross-disciplinary innovation among the academia, business and policy community, studies how international innovation eco-system facilitates and fosters innovation for maximized impact. While she was a Senior Research Associate at Harvard University, she founded the first "China public policy innovation case program" which included first hand interviews and balanced research with various levels of policy makers to bring insights to the international world of academia, government, and business on how China public policies are made in the rapidly changing environment. She also participated in the editorial work of the "White Paper on Chinese Enterprises in US". Lin also served as the assistant director at the center for US-China relations at the Asia Society in New York City and held advisory positions at the interface of business & government for various organizations.

Previously Lin was a TV Anchor for International News with China Central Television in Beijing where she had anchored numerous unprecedented live breaking News events that made China's broadcasting history, as well as interviewed numerous world leaders. She was also with Forbes, CNN Washington bureau in recent years. Lin holds a Master's degree of Public Administration from Harvard University, and frequently speaks at public events and public media about innovation and China.

Besides policy and business, Lin is an amateur pop singer, oil painter, and is passionate about the design and sustainability of fashion.


World Economic Forum 2020.05.22: The Art of Dealing with Competition and Cooperation between US and China in the New Era 


Davos 2020: Lin Yang moderates a panel of "Responsible Data Economics" at the World Economic Forum annual Meeting 2020

Davos 2020:  Lin Yang speaks with US and China economists about US-China outlook for 2020


Lin Yang speaks about innovation at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions 2019: Asia's Industrial Policies

杨林在2019年世界经济论坛新领军者年会上发表创新谈话:  亚洲的工业政策

TEDx Estee Lauder: Lin Yang Being Interviewed by Jane Lauder


Harvard Case Study: A Chinese Bank in the Global Market - ICBC

Forbes:  How Can China's Largest Commercial Bank(ICBC) Grow into A Real Multinational?
福布斯: 中国最大的商业银行(工商银行)如何才能成长为真正的跨国银行?

Harvard Case Study: Shanghai’s Quest for a Deep-Water Port
哈佛案例教学:上海市索求深水港以打造“国际航运中心” 之路

Harvard: Dialogue with Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin about AMC theaters acquisition


Forbes: Exploring the future of life economy with BGI founder Wang Jian


Sina: My advices to SANY America on their investment in US


Forbes:  (Video) Opportunities and Concerns abound for Chinese Investment in the U.S.


The New Era of US-China Innovation Investment Partnerships


The Landscape of US-China collaboration on Innovation -- A Talk on Massport  China event

中美创新领域合作的前景 -- 在海南航空公司开通波士顿至北京直航活动上的讲话

TEDx Talk: The Journey

我的TEDx 演讲:中美合作

Forbes: Chinese Outbound Philanthropy


Doing business in China and in US -- A Talk at US-China Culture industry investment Forum

中国和美国商业环境和文化的差异 -- 在中美文化产业投资论坛上的讲话

Jobs From China? An Estimated 1 Million U.S. Jobs Supported By 2020


Forbes: Exploring Innovative Governance In The Shanghai Free Trade Zone


 Lecture at Harvard TUP Program:  Chinese Investment in the US-Impact on Jobs


Forbes:  China Is Eager to Go Out, The U.S. Is Open For Business


Hong Kong Commercial Daily: World Experts on China's New Leadership

《香港商报》: 界专家把脉中国新政

The China Story:  A Speech at Harvard HPAIR Conference


Harvard Case Study: Leading the Green Revolution in China’s “Red Cradle”


Harvard Case Study: Chinese Rural Village Head Lectured an International Class at Harvard


Harvard Case Study: Development in Rural China: Zhenggezhuang and Pro-active Urbanization


Harvard Case Study: Shanghai’s Quest for a Deep-Water Port

哈佛案例教学:上海市索求深水港以打造“国际航运中心” 之路

Harvard Case Study: Green Han River: An NGO Combats Water Pollution in China


Harvard Case Study: Rehabilitating Old Lane Housing in Shanghai


Harvard Case Study: Nutritional Intervention Programs for Boarding School Students in Rural China


Interpreting China’s Public Policy Making to the World



Fostering Innovation Thought Leadership

Facilitating Inter-disciplinary innovation collaboration between innovators, disruptors, academic thinkers, policy makers, business leaders, and stimulating knowledge-sharing in an open, prosperous and cooperative international system, to spark high level forward thinking.

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